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Man to stand trial on homicide charges in death of girlfriend in Monroe

STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The man accused of pushing his girlfriend to her death in the Poconos will stand trial.

Zachary Collett, 26, waived a hearing on criminal homicide and other charges in Monroe County Thursday.

Police say Collett and Brianna Burkhart, both of Maryland, were drinking and got into an argument while traveling on Route 611 in Paradise Township in September.

The couple stopped and got out of the car while fighting.

Police say Collett shoved Burkhart into the highway and she was hit and killed by a vehicle.


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